I've got my ticket...Do you? Thanks to Culocho for telling me about this, because I never would have found out about it unless she pointed it out.
The Smithsonian Resident Associate Program is holding an all-day seminar at the S. Dillon Ripley Center (1100 Jefferson Drive, S.W.) on Food Writing For Food Lovers. The seminar will go from 10 AM to 4PM on Saturday, July 16th and will feature two sessions, led by Dianne Jacob, author of Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Restaurant Reviews, Articles, Memoir, Fiction, and More. After the two sessions, there will be a panel discussion with three food writers we know all too well: Kim Severson from the New York Times, Tom Sietsema from The Post, and Jeffrey Steingarten from Vogue Magazine. I for one wouldn't mind knowing if I'm sitting next to Tom at my next restaurant excursion, but he'll probably be wearing a paper bag over his head. :)
Tickets are $131 for non-members (Happy Birthday to me) and $85 for members. For full information on the event, go here.